Mises Wire

Will "Big Data" Make a Centrally Planned Economy Possible?

Global EconomyCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog02/01/2017
Statistical data about past purchases is not the same thing as market prices. And prices are what make a functioning economy possible.

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Taking Off Our Economic Blinders

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/01/2017
Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson helps us see the many aspects of intervention in the marketplace we might not have noticed before.

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The Fed Does Nothing

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/01/2017
At February's meeting, the Fed elected to keep kicking the can down the road.

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2016's Homeownership Rate Was the Lowest since 1965

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/01/2017
Federal policies act to keep home prices high on the one hand, while subsidizing home sales with the other. Meanwhile, homeownership is plummeting.

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January's Top Ten Most-Read Articles

U.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/01/2017
January's top ten most-read articles measured by page views.

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Wealth Isn't Just Measured in Money — It's Measured in Choices

Media and CultureValue and Exchange

Blog01/31/2017
Don't compare incomes today to incomes of long-ago time periods. The wealth and choices available to income-earners has changed drastically over time.

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Will this Finally Be the Year the Fed Cuts its Balance Sheet?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/31/2017
Now that the Fed has slightly upped its Fed Funds rate target twice, there is talk of a much more ominous issue: shrinking the balance sheet.

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Make Every State a Sanctuary State

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2017
California says it may refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. But why stop with immigration laws? Many other federal laws should be ignored, too.

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Trump is Wrong on H1-B Visas

U.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2017
Restricting H1-B visas is a win for protectionism at the expense of everyone else.

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A Heartless "Solution" to the Heroin Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
By over-prescribing opiate painkillers, doctors drive many to heroin. Some conservatives want to "solve" the problem by imprisoning more addicts.

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